b<>com and Viaccess-Orca make a clear round at the Cartesian watermark evaluation

Viaccess-Orca and b<>com announced that their Dynamic Watermarking solution has undergone a stringent assessment carried out by Cartesian, an independent consultancy company for the communications and digital media industries.

Co-developed by VO and b<>com, the *Stream Guardian* technology provides algorithms for VO’s Dynamic Watermarking. According to specifications set by the Hollywood movie industry, Cartesian tested the robustness of the solution through its Farncombe Security Audit® Watermark. During the audit, the technology passed all the robustness tests, which check the watermark’s ability to withstand attempts to obfuscate it or prevent it from being recovered. *Stream Guardian* passed the assessment thanks to its live-optimized analysis algorithm.

The technology features best-in-class algorithms capable of resisting a wide range of piracy attacks, such as camcording, strong lossy compression, and collusions. Using VO’s Dynamic Watermarking, part of the award-winning set of services in VO’s Anti-Piracy Center, content owners can launch VOD and live campaigns and swiftly identify the source of piracy. Since operators develop their application with VO secure video player, the watermarking is integrated on the client side, which is a more cost-effective approach than server-side watermarking.

“The results are all the more remarkable since we do not use any metadata for video analysis to facilitate the integration of our product,” said Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, Trust & Security Lab Manager at b<>com. “The expertise at b<>com and VO sets *Stream Guardian* technology apart from other watermarking techniques, and we’re proud to validate its robustness through the Cartesian assessment.”

“Passing the Cartesian audit with flying colors is a testament to our expertise in solving the inherent security challenges that exist in today’s digital TV and OTT environments,” said Pierre-Alexandre Bidard, Vice President Marketing Security and Partnership, Viaccess-Orca. “Collaborating with b<>com, we’re setting a new standard with the VO Dynamic Watermarking solution for keeping premium content safe from new and evolving forms of piracy.”